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Community & Events / Re: is there any diabololist in melboune
« on: December 11, 2006, 03:41:38 AM »
last i heard nica didn't have diaboloists :(

a while back!

well yeah i guess i have been a bit slack for a while
i'm over in australia again, at the moment in canberra but am very mobile if i can get there i will i'd love to meet all other members (especially sean  :)  )

woohoo i've finished my seconed year at circoarts in christchurch so now i'm

sacha fawkes Dip. Circus Arts

Performing / Re: Performance Theme (Flight) Ideas?
« on: December 07, 2006, 10:14:32 PM »
my first thought was

by U2

just my 2 cents

Tricks / Re: I want to learn some "harder" tricks...
« on: November 28, 2006, 11:00:09 PM »

but if u must

are a place 2 start
but diabology is really the bible right now
invest in that

General / Getting others truly motivated to diabolo
« on: February 02, 2006, 10:36:43 PM »
I think its a brain thing

u gotta find someone who thinks in a certain kind of way
I truly feel that Diabolo paradigms fit in my head really well

as for insprireing them flashy easyish tricks are a good start

whip catch, knots high

stuff they can show off with

Gear / titanium handsticks ?
« on: February 02, 2006, 10:31:26 PM »
english is a constantly evolving laungauge
or as some english teachers i used to know said a constantly butchered laungauge.

i've been in australia for the last year where i've found grammer going out the window words joining and slurring togeter and me having to ask people what they r saying and i'm from New Zealand thier next door neighbour

americans are also famous for being diligently ardently phonetic in any and all pronounciations forgetting that its the exceptions rather than the rules that make english special its really funny hearing them pronounce foirign names

sure this makes everyone harder to understand but thats part of meeting people from other places. if the world was easy it wouldn't be as fun

hmmmmmmmm       Rantaholic                               But mabye important

and uh yeah titanium handsticks
would be cool. unnessecery cool but then most cool things are
I'd use them and treasure them if i was given some but wouldn't buy them myself

Peace and love to the world

Community & Events / Sydney Juggling Convention 2006
« on: January 30, 2006, 08:20:35 AM »
The Public show had more diabolo than any other prop


the acts were all filmed but not by me so there is a good chance they might turn up on here at some point

cheers again to the sensei for sharing

and to my fellow diaboloists just for being there

Tricks / Antisuicide (was One common 2D trick. How to do it?)
« on: January 21, 2006, 03:03:39 AM »
I've got a variation Anti suicide

go into a Right trapeze when doing 2 diabolos, suicide the whole pattern round to your left releasing the left stick then catch it again

u should be able to keep the other diabolo in the trapeze
and then link on to whatever

Community & Events / Sydney Juggling Convention 2006
« on: January 19, 2006, 07:38:44 AM »
staying with granma


Community & Events / Sydney Juggling Convention
« on: January 17, 2006, 01:19:24 AM »
I'm gonna be there

and i heard matt hall is headlining and mc ing

Just curious to know if there are any other members that I could get to meet?

I'm preforming in the public show with an oh so fly 1 diabolo routine

Videos of the Week / Video of the week: January 9-15, 2006, Furci
« on: January 15, 2006, 10:54:29 AM »
I've been playing with this a little but with the whole pattern flying up quite a bit lower

just yank and take two steps to the right

mind you i can't run three yet so even though I can some times get them in what looks to me to be good position and alignment i might be compleatly off

Gear / Fire Diabolo Vid
« on: January 15, 2006, 10:34:36 AM »
Must Find Guillable person with vidio camera to film me

But nice work dude

tips for not hurting yourself with your fire diabolo include:

Spend Some time getting a feel for the weight and movement of different trick sequences BEFORE u light it on fire preferably during the day when u can see properly

Keep it moving cos otherwise u are breathing fumes
whipping or suns are usually the best basic ways

wearing non flammeble clothing ( i know this sounds stupid but lots of people do fire juggling in things that will catch on fire or melt to their skin)
i recomend jeans and a short sleeved non baggy tshirt

bring a bucket filled with water and a towel to throw on flames
i"ve never had to use these (thank god) but then again i have had to leap on people who have set thier hair on fire with thier poi and pat it out with my hands

Don't think that just cos u can do a trick with ur normal diabolo consistently that u should even try it with ur Fire one(examples include oribits with extra wraps , guillatines , stalls that end up close to ur body)

if your drunk or high and think it"d be a great idea to get some fire kudos from ur mates, think again
Especially if ur REALLY high

and commen sense  :)

Diabolo more than any other prop i can think of makes the transition to fire really badly but even with all of the above said its intensely fun

And the best looking trick by far is the high throw  :P    (just make sure ur on grass)

General / 3d instants
« on: January 11, 2006, 06:45:07 AM »
thats the central fallacy of juggling

people ( lets call them Muggles/Punters )

always ask exactly that question or something like it

one day some guy i'd never seen before walked up to me and said "show me your best trick" so then i did and he looked shocked for a while then walked off

but now that i've thought about it i'm working on a new trick for when someone asks me that question

the middle finger diabolo grind

Does that make me a bad person?

Tricks / sprinklers/hyperloops/tourbillon
« on: January 11, 2006, 01:01:45 AM »
its possible to suiceide one stick while doing a hyperloop and catch while keeping the hyperloop going

that what i call a hypercide

not that i want to get into any naming battles or anything  :P

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: January 10, 2006, 10:39:18 AM »
well as I've been posting on here for almost a year mabye i should finally do this

Name: Sacha Fawkes
Location: New Zealand, Christchurch as of feb 2006
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? just coming up to the start of my 4th year of serious but when i was 7 I learnt the basics with a small solid wooden diabolo

2. What or who got you started?  Ended up studying for a year at a circus school in Christchurch and remembered that i knew how to do a couple of tricks with those funny spinny things and then got shown a few more things and never stopped since

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The feeling of my brain while I do it

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? currently about 1 hour a day but variable

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes i've done a few preformances and am keen to do more

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  Hat manipulation with my nils pol and contact with my 4 acrylics
+ toss juggling - clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Jumbo Harlequin ALL THE WAY with henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
gotten heavily back into one recently but spent most of last year concentrating on two

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Hyperloop Grind to Reverse Hyperloop

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 5 Consecutive Vertax Genocides by diabolumberto

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     Integral arm suicide to genocide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? well the first really high level stuff i found was jibes vidos but more recent;y after buying diabology  the entire MFP but especialy antonin

General / I hate ceiling fans! what things have you broken doing Diab?
« on: January 09, 2006, 06:07:25 AM »

Well i have the obligortory Black marks on the living room ceiling

I also broke one of my sticks by cracking it on the ground during a double hyperloop quadruple suicide and then finished it off in a wooden gymnasium doing a double genocide again smaking it on the floor which turned it into a couple of vicious vampire killing stakes

but the only time i've ever broken anything that wasn't mine I was diaboloing inside and went for the whip catch

and my parents had these wicked little lights suspended from a wire going across the roof

as I pulled my hand back just before i started the forward motion i felt the string do something that i didn't quite recognise but i went ahead with the trick anyway

thereby stripping all the glass from the light and spreading in front of me across the room

and i missed the whip catch   :(

General / Workshops of Wonder
« on: January 07, 2006, 06:53:09 AM »
Thanks for all your feedback guys

Its nice to hear from other people teaching diabolo around the world

I'm thinking I'd really like to give these guys the tools to make up thier own tricks and show them places where innovation is possible

I think that the trapeze is proabably the first place to start

then mabye suns

then mabye arm orbits

it just seems like thiers so much information that i want to give them
but i don't wanna just stand there and show them tricks they can't do and then have them forget them 2 days later

also i've been asked to give instruction on getting two going
any advice about this?

Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2006)
« on: January 05, 2006, 09:53:17 AM »
Right Arm integral Suicide to Genocide   8)

Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2006)
« on: January 03, 2006, 09:29:39 AM »
I Finally got the actual INFINITE suicide a couple of days ago and then i figured out how to do the Genocide from it and landed it first time

Also Have learnt the not so ancient art of Ringbolo when u spin ur diabolo inside your Juggling ring as if it were a chatter-ring most of the chatter tricks are doable and it looks really weird

General / Workshops of Wonder
« on: January 03, 2006, 09:16:32 AM »
So i'm about to host my first diabolo workshop

and I've read a little bit about other successful workshops but have'nt found any other threads that quite deal with putting on a workshop

I'm gonna be Teaching the local youth circus + punters from the public
so that means a range of skill levels but noones gonna be there that has no ability at all

So i guess what I'm Asking is

What Would u ideally like to see in a workshop?

What are Succesful things that you have seen in previous Workshops?

but your suggestions don't just have to be for my workshop lets make this thread a valuable resource for every1  :D

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